Finished this piece last week. I have stitched quite a few works in this style. In this case it was partly to use up the remains of some Paternayan wool threads.I first came across this type of Bargello work in Brenda Day’s book, Bargello – a fresh approach to Florentine embroidery. This lovely book includes a design for a zebra cushion. I have never made the cushion, but have subsequently used the zebra pattern idea for many pieces.
The fabric is a 16ct Aida in white. The threads are all from the Paternayan wool range. I used a mixture of blues and yellows. Sometimes I draw an outline of a design on the fabric, but this time I just stitched away with no firm plan in mind. Quite pleasing working in this way for a change. The piece was completed in 11 hours. Nice easy stitching!
On holiday now, so a little gap in embroidery for a couple of weeks. Happy stitching!